Tahlequah Daily Press

March 18, 2013

Jennie Mae Morris


TAHLEQUAH — PROCTOR – Jennie Mae (Guthrie) Morris, age 79 of Proctor,  passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at her home.

Jennie Mae was born on Feb. 5, 1934, in Westville, the daughter of the late William Loy Guthrie and Clista Bess Mullin. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Jess Morris, who she married on Aug. 3, 1951; her sister, Ione Guthrie Carson of Owasso, and brother, Harold Guthrie of Westville.

Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family and friends carried her through her final years of declining health. Before this time, she enjoyed meeting people as part owner of Stevenson’s L.P. Gas Service and The Chance Store. She was employed by Skelly School as a teacher assistant for 12 years. During this time, she left a lasting impression on students as they called her “Granny.”

She is survived by three daughters, Glenda Sue Molloy and husband Eddie Molloy of Tahlequah, Kathie Morris of Proctor, and Bridgett Barnett Phillips and husband Danny Phillips of Resaca, Ga.; Bridgett’s father, Elvin Herman Barnett of Tulsa; five grandchildren, Dell Molloy and wife Ariane of Tahlequah, Michelle Taylor and friend Pete Simmons of Proctor, Dana Daniels and husband Dustin of Tahlequah, and Danielle Phillips and Sage Phillips of Resaca, Ga.; four great-grand-children, Maci Dale, Trevor Taylor, Cynch Daniels and Wyatt Molloy; sisters, Loylea Dundom and husband Mick of Clearfork, and Joyce Noble of Owasso;  brother Donvil Guthrie and wife Gloria Jo of Clearfork; and sister-in-law, Maegene Guthrie of Chewey. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Services for Jennie Mae Morris were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 16, in the Roberts & Hart Funeral Home in Westville, with Terry Guthrie and Danny Crittenden officiating. Music was presented by the Guthrie family. Interment  followed  in the New Hope Cemetery, Chance.

Pallbearers were Eddie Molloy, Danny Phillips, Dell Molloy, Dustin Daniels, Terry Guthrie, David Guthrie, Pete Simmons. Honorary pallbearers were Elvin Herman Barnett and Mick Dundom.

The family would like to say a special “thank you” to Carter Home Health and Hospice of Tahlequah. Sign the online guestbook at www.hartfuneralhome.net.

Hart Funeral Home, 1506 N. Grand, (918) 456-8823.